In his completely different horrific idea on policing this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio jumped aboard the sex-work-decriminalization bandwagon. Legal prostitution: Just the issue to add further decay to the city’s neighborhoods.
Sadly, he’s not alone. Gov. Andrew Cuomo closing month signed off on a repeal of the regulation in opposition to “loitering for the purpose of prostitution,” which he acknowledged discriminated in opposition to transgender girls and non-white intercourse employees. So now cops can’t do rather a lot about any streetwalkers.
Meanwhile, state lawmakers are pushing assorted new funds to soften or end penalties for prostitution. And new Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz is looking for to dismiss nearly 700 situations involving prostitution-related offenses.
We’re not opposed to thoughtful reform of these authorized tips, nonetheless, this bears all the hallmarks of the all-ideology, no-careful-consideration wave of criminal-justice “reform” that’s already reversing New York City’s historic quarter-century of progress.
It seems progressives gained’t stop ’til they’ve the 1970s once more.